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Poster: dark.starz Date: Dec 5, 2011 7:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: tech advice

Verizon, the cell phone company, sells phone, broadband internet, and TV programming services regionally, and began to offer wireless home integration packages in NJ under their Fios banner in 2011. They will likely roll out these services in other markets where their infrastructure is already in place. Expect Verizon to provide basic integration packages.

A telephone company such as AT&T would enter the residence via a 24 gauge twisted pair wire which doesn't have a linear impedance when compared to conventional RG-6/RG-59 cable that Comcast would install.

If i’m to understand the Fios technology correctly, they are delivering their signal via a Fiber Optic network to then bring the signal into a residence. If this is the case, there will be limited market penetration based on the monumental task of building an infrastructure.

If my priority were television, a DirecTV satellite feed is probably the best available signal. Out here in the Bay Area, Comcast delivers an excellent HD video signal. Don't know much about the DirecTV internet, but it appears that if you desire bandwidth from any provider, you’ll have to pay for it.

Out here, the Internet chugs between 6AM and 10PM, too many users, too little bandwidth. Whomever is laying the infrastructure for the upcoming new “super” Internet will make a fortune.

Wi-Fi remains the albatross in all of this technocracy, no matter how creatively the marketing companies attempt to shove it down the throats of consumers.

If you want stuff to be stable, pull a wire, dual Raid hard drives, power management, battery back-up and thermal compliance.


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Poster: Skobud Date: Dec 6, 2011 5:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: tech advice

Whatever Rob...You have no fucking clue what you are talking about. Its posts like this that make me insane. FIOS is run on light, yes, fiber optics. This huge "infrastructure" you say they have to build runs directly along the same lines as all of the nodes for the city. So you are wrong about your "limited market penetration" theory. The fiber optic signal by definition is stronger and faster than a Directv signal could ever be. So you are wrong there too. They have to install a battery backup junction box in your house as well. That is really the only downside besides price. You absolutely cannot do better than this technology right now. I have had FIOS for the past four years. The picture is perfect and the internet connect is blazing. Now please shut up and go spin another horseshit lie about something that is at least remotely believable....I will never understand why you have to act like an authority when you have no clue? Its like Hunter and his made up language. Shit makes no sense and I have no idea what you have to gain by bullshitting about it. You are a moron Rob, yes?